Middle English , cutten , kitten , kytten ketten ( “ to cut ” ) (compare Scots , kut kit ( “ to cut ” )), of origin, from North Germanic Old Norse , kytja , from kutta Proto-Germanic , *kutjaną *kuttaną ( “ to cut ” ), of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Proto-Germanic *kwetwą ( “ meat, flesh ” ) (compare Old Norse kvett ( “ meat ” )). Akin to Middle Swedish kotta ( “ to cut or carve with a knife ” ) (compare dialectal Swedish , kåta kuta ( “ to cut or chip with a knife ” ), Swedish , kuta kytti ( “ a knife ” )), Norwegian Bokmål kutte ( “ to cut ” ), Norwegian Nynorsk kutte ( “ to cut ” ), Icelandic kuta ( “ to cut with a knife ” ), Old Norse kuti ( “ small knife ” ), Norwegian , kyttel , kytel kjutul ( “ pointed slip of wood used to strip bark ” ).
Middle English (from snithen Old English ; compare snīþan German ), which still survives in some dialects as schneiden or snithe . See snead .
Adjective sense of "drunk" (now rare and now usually used in the originally jocular derivative form of
) dates from the 17th century, from half-cut cut in the leg, to have cut your leg, euphemism for being very drunk.
cut ( third-person singular simple present , cuts present participle , cutting simple past cut or ( nonstandard ) , cutted past participle cut or ( archaic ) )
( transitive ) To incise, to cut into the surface of something.
perform an incision on, for example with a knife.
c. (date written), 1596–1598 William Shakespeare, “ The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( [ … ] First Folio), London: [ … ] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published [ward ] Blount 1623, , [Act IV, scene i]: →OCLC You must cut this flesh from off his breast. To
divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
Would you please cut the cake?
2012 May 8, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook ,  Random House, , page →ISBN 79: First, marinate the tofu. In a bowl, whisk the kecap manis, chilli sauce, and sesame oil together. Cut the tofu into strips about 1cm thick, mix gently (so it doesn't break) with the marinade and leave in the fridge for half an hour. To
form or shape by cutting.
I have three diamonds to cut today.
c. (date written), 1596–1598 William Shakespeare, “ The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( [ … ] First Folio), London: [ … ] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published [ward ] Blount 1623, , [Act I, scene i]: →OCLC Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, / Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster
( slang ) To wound with a knife.
, 1990 Stephen Dobyns, The house on Alexandrine: We don't want your money no more. We just going to cut you.
( intransitive ) To engage in self-harm by making cuts in one's own skin.
The patient said she had been cutting since the age of thirteen. To deliver a
stroke with a whip or like instrument to.
, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in 1908 Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, : →OCLC “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.” To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce.
Sarcasm cuts to the quick. , Elijah Hoole, 1829 Personal Narrative of a Mission to the South of India, from 1820 to 1828: she feared she should laugh to hear an European preach in Tamul , but on the contrary , was cut to the heart by what she heard To
castrate or geld.
to cut a horse To interfere, as a horse; to strike one foot against the opposite foot or ankle in using the legs.
( intransitive ) To admit of incision or severance; to yield to a cutting instrument.
( transitive , social ) To
separate, remove, reject or reduce. To
separate or omit, in a situation where one was previously associated.
Travis was cut from the team. To
abridge or shorten a work; to remove a portion of a recording during editing. To
reduce, especially intentionally.
They're going to cut salaries by fifteen percent.
2022 January 12, Nigel Harris, “Comment: Unhappy start to 2022”, in RAIL, number 948, page 3: The principle of prioritising longer-distance trains by cutting services to wayside stations (often leading directly to their closure) is not new. To absent oneself from (a class, an appointment, etc.).
I cut fifth period to hang out with Angela. , 1833 Thomas Hamilton, Men and Manners in America: An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity.
( transitive , social ) To ignore as a social rebuff or snub.
Synonym: spear After the incident at the dinner party, people started to cut him on the street.
, Samuel Barber,
The Way of All Flesh
At first it had been very painful to him to meet any of his old friends, [...] but this soon passed; either they cut him, or he cut them; it was not nice being cut for the first time or two, but after that, it became rather pleasant than not [...] The ordeal is a painful one, but if a man's moral and intellectual constitution are naturally sound, there is nothing which will give him so much strength of character as having been well cut.
, Gore Vidal,
The ordinary people greet him (Aaron Burr) warmly while the respectable folk tend to cut him dead. 27 September 2013
, Kane, Kathryn,
The Regency Redingote Blog
The Cut: The Ultimate & Final Social Weapon:
The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register for 1798 included an explanation by a reader of how the cut was carried out in his college days in a lengthy letter to the editor, signed by the pseudonym "Ansonius." In his rambling letter, Ansonius noted that when he was at college, " … if a man passed an old acquaintance wittingly, without recognizing him, he was said— ‘ Ansonius then went on to explain the performance of the cut and noted that for a time the term "to spear" was used instead of to cut. However, that term did not remain long in use, and this act was generally known as "the cut" ever after. To cut him.’"
( intransitive , film ) To make an abrupt transition from one scene or image to another.
The camera then cut to the woman on the front row who was clearly overcome and crying tears of joy.
( transitive , film ) To edit a film by selecting takes from original footage.
( transitive , computing ) To remove (text, a picture, etc.) and place in memory in order to paste at a later time.
Select the text, cut it, and then paste it in the other application.
( intransitive ) To enter a queue in the wrong place.
One student kept trying to cut in front of the line.
( intransitive ) To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
This road cuts right through downtown.
2011 January 18, Daniel Taylor, “ Manchester City 4 Leicester City 2”, in Guardian Online: Neither Joleon Lescott nor Vieira appeared to make any contact with Dyer as he cut between them. 2013 August 16, John Vidal, “ Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”, in , volume The Guardian Weekly 189, number 10, page 8: Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
( transitive , cricket ) To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
( transitive , cricket ) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
( intransitive ) To change direction suddenly.
The football player cut to his left to evade a tackle.
( transitive , intransitive ) To divide a pack of playing cards into two.
If you cut then I'll deal.
( transitive , slang ) To make, to negotiate, to conclude.
I'll cut a check for you.
I didn't deserve it, but he cut me a deal.
to cut a deal, to cut deals to cut a fantastic deal, to cut a raw deal
( transitive , slang ) To dilute or adulterate something, especially a recreational drug.
The best malt whiskies are improved if they are cut with a dash of water.
The bartender cuts his beer to save money and now it's all watery. Drug dealers sometimes cut cocaine with lidocaine.
( transitive ) To exhibit (a quality).
2011 January 25, Paul Fletcher, “ Arsenal 3-0 Ipswich (agg. 3-1)”, in BBC: Arsenal were starting to work up a head of steam and Tractor Boys boss Paul Jewell cut an increasingly frustrated figure on the touchline.
( transitive ) To stop, disengage, or cease.
Synonym: cut out
The schoolchildren were told to cut the noise. Cut the engines when the plane comes to a halt!
( sports ) To drive (a ball) to one side, as by (in billiards or croquet) hitting it fine with another ball, or (in tennis) striking it with the racket inclined.
( bodybuilding ) To lose body mass, aiming to keep muscle but lose body fat.
Coordinate term: bulk To perform (a dancing movement etc.).
to cut a caper , Sheridan Le Fanu, 1863 : The House by the Churchyard 'Choke, chicken, there's more a-hatching,' said Miss Mag, in a sort of aside, and cutting a flic-flac with a merry devilish laugh, and a wink to Puddock.
to perform an incision
መቁረጥ ( mäquräṭ ) Arabic:
جَرَحَ (ar) ( jaraḥa )
Hijazi Arabic: جرح ( jaraḥ ), قطع ( gaṭaʕ ) Armenian:
կտրել (hy) ( ktrel ) Aromanian:
, talju talj Ashkun:
কটা ( kota ) Central: কাটা ( kata ) Azerbaijani:
kəsmək , (az) çapmaq Bashkir:
киҫеү ( kiθew ), ҡырҡыу ( qırqıw ), киртеү ( kirtew ) Belarusian:
рэ́заць impf ( rézacʹ ), секчы́ impf ( sjekčý ), рубі́ць impf ( rubícʹ ) ( axe ) Bengali:
কাটা (bn) ( kaṭa ) Bulgarian:
ре́жа (bg) ( réža ) Burmese:
ကိုက် (my) ( kuik ), ဆုန်း (my) ( hcun: ), တစ် (my) ( tac ) Catalan:
tallar (ca) Chinese:
切 ( cit 3 ) Mandarin: 切 (zh) ( qiē ) Czech:
řezat (cs) , impf tít impf Dalmatian:
skære , (da) snitte Dolgan:
быс ( bïs ) Dutch:
snijden (nl) Egyptian: (
) nšm Esperanto:
минэми ( minəmi ), хусчами ( husçami ) Finnish:
leikata (fi) French:
couper , (fr) inciser
(fr) Old French: , trenchier colper Friulian:
cortar , (gl) , sarxar tallar (gl) Georgian:
გაჭრა ( gač̣ra ), გაკვეთა ( gaḳveta ) German:
einschneiden (de) Greek:
Ancient: τέμνω ( témnō ) Hebrew:
חתך (he) ( khatákh ) Hindi:
काटना (hi) ( kāṭnā ) Hungarian:
vág , (hu) megvág (hu) Icelandic:
skera (is) Indonesian:
potong , (id) memotong (id) Ingrian:
, leikata leikkoja Irish:
tagliare , (it) incidere (it) Japanese:
切る (ja) ( きる, kiru ) Kamkata-viri:
кесерге ( keserge ) Kashmiri:
ژَٹُن ( ċaṭun ) Kazakh:
кесу (kk) ( kesu ) Khakas:
кизерге ( kizerge ) Khmer:
កាត់ (km) ( kat ) Kikai:
切ゆい ( ちゆい, chiyui ) Korean:
끊다 (ko) ( kkeunta ) Kumyk:
гесмек ( gesmek ), туврамакъ ( tuwramaq ), тилмек ( tilmek ) Kunigami:
切ん ( ちん, chin ) Kurdish:
Northern Kurdish: birîn , (ku) birrîn , (ku) jê kirin (ku) Kyrgyz:
кесүү (ky) ( kesüü ) Lao:
ຕັດ ( tat ) Latin:
, inseco incido Latvian:
сече impf ( seče ), реже impf ( reže ) Manchu:
ᡤᡳᡵᡳᠮᠪᡳ ( girimbi ), ᠮᡝᡳᡨᡝᠮᠪᡳ ( meitembi ), ᡶᡠᡵᡠᠮᠪᡳ ( furumbi ) Miyako:
切 ( きぃー, ksïï ) Mongolian:
хяргах (mn) ( xjargax ) Nahuatl:
, tequi cotōna Nanai:
кесуьв ( kesüv ) Norman:
coper Northern Amami-Oshima:
切るり ( きるり, kiruri ) Occitan:
talhar (oc) Oki-No-Erabu:
切ゅん ( きゅん, kyun ) Okinawan:
切ーん ( ちーん, chīn ) Oromo:
بریدن (fa) ( boridan ) Piedmontese:
ciąć (pl) impf Portuguese:
cortar , (pt) incisar Quechua:
khuchuy Rapa Nui:
a tăia (ro) Romansch:
, tagliar , taglier tagler Russian:
ре́зать (ru) impf ( rézatʹ ), поре́зать (ru) pf ( porézatʹ ), ( axe ) руби́ть (ru) impf ( rubítʹ ), поруби́ть (ru) pf ( porubítʹ ) Sanskrit:
छिनत्ति (sa) ( chinátti ), कृन्तति (sa) ( kṛntáti ) Sardinian:
secare Scottish Gaelic:
резати , impf сећи , impf сјећи impf Roman: rezati (sh) , impf seći , impf sjeći impf Shor:
кес- ( kes- ) Sicilian:
tagghiari (scn) Sidamo:
rezať , impf ťať Slovene:
rezati (sl) impf Somali:
, jarid sarid Sorbian:
rězaś Upper Sorbian: rězać Southern Altai:
кес ( kes ) , кезер ( kezer ) Southern Amami-Oshima:
切りゅむっ ( きりゅむっ, kiryum ) Spanish:
cortar , (es) incidir (es) Sundanese:
teukteuk (su) Swahili:
skära (sv) Sylheti:
ꠇꠣꠐꠣ ( xaṭa ) Tagalog:
வெட்டு (ta) ( veṭṭu ), நறுக்கு (ta) ( naṟukku ), அரி (ta) ( ari ) Tarantino:
кисү ( kisü ) Tetum:
ตัด (th) ( dtàt ) Tigrinya:
ቁረጽ ( ḳuräṣ ) Tofa:
кеъсер ( ke"ser ) Toku-No-Shima:
切りぃ ( きりぃ, kirï ) Turkish:
kesmek , (tr) biçmek (tr) Turkmen:
кезер ( kezer ) , быжыр ( bıjır ) Ukrainian:
рі́зати impf ( rízaty ), руба́ти impf ( rubáty ) ( axe ) Urdu:
کاٹنا ( kāṭnā ) Urum:
кес- ( kes- ) Uyghur:
kesmoq (uz) Venetian:
tajar (vec) Vietnamese:
cắt (vi) Waigali:
torri (cy) Yaeyama:
切すん ( きぃすん, kïsun ) Yakut:
быс ( bıs ) Yámana:
האַקן ( hakn ), שנײַדן ( shnaydn ) Yonaguni:
切ん ( つん, tsun ) Yoron:
切ゅん ( きゅん, kyun ) Zazaki:
, bırnayen birnayîş Zealandic:
snieë ǃXóõ: gǂháá
to divide with a sharp instrument
قَطَعَ (ar) ( qaṭaʕa )
Hijazi Arabic: قطع ( gaṭaʕ ), قص ( gaṣṣ ), قَطَّع ( gaṭṭaʕ ) Armenian:
կտրատել (hy) ( ktratel ) Azerbaijani:
kəsmək , (az) çapmaq Bashkir:
ҡырҡыу ( qırqıw ), киҫеү ( kiθew ) Bengali:
কাটা (bn) ( kaṭa ) Bulgarian:
режа (bg) ( reža ), сека (bg) ( seka ), разсичам (bg) ( razsičam ) Burmese:
ညှပ် (my) ( hnyap ) Catalan:
tallar (ca) Chinese:
切 ( cit 3 ) Mandarin:
切 (zh) ( qiē ) Min Nan: kā Czech:
přeříznout pf Dalmatian:
snijden , (nl) knippen (nl) ( with scissors ) Esperanto:
leikata (fi) French:
(fr) Old French: , colper , couper coper Friulian:
cortar , (gl) tallar (gl) German:
schneiden (de) Greek:
κόβω (el) ( kóvo )
Ancient: κόπτω ( kóptō ) Hebrew:
חתך (he) ( khatákh ) Hungarian:
elvág (hu) Icelandic:
( with a knife ) skera , (is) ( with scissors ) klippa Irish:
bain ( grass, hay, etc. ) Istriot:
tagliare (it) Japanese:
切る (ja) ( きる, kiru ) Javanese:
, kethok ngethok (jv) Latin:
seco , (la) , interseco curto Latvian:
griezt Low German:
German Low German: snieden Malay:
potong , (ms) memotong Maltese:
, otod , garab , gonting lapa Maori:
whakaiho ( of hair ), tarotaro ( of hair ) Ngazidja Comorian:
talhar (oc) Old Javanese:
kroić (pl) impf Portuguese:
cortar (pt) Quechua:
, kuchuy p'itiy Romanian:
tăia (ro) Romansch:
разреза́ть (ru) impf ( razrezátʹ ), разре́зать (ru) pf ( razrézatʹ ) Scottish Gaelic:
rezati (sh) impf Sicilian:
tagghiari (scn) Sorbian:
Lower Sorbian: rězaś , impf kšajaś impf ( food like bread and cheese ) Spanish:
cortar (es) Swedish:
skära (sv) ( with knife ), klippa (sv) ( with scissors ), kapa (sv) Thai:
ตัด (th) ( dtàt ), หั่น (th) ( hàn ) Tigrinya:
ቁረጽ ( ḳuräṣ ) Welsh:
torri (cy) Western Bukidnon Manobo:
, garab , getas lapa' Yiddish: שנײַדן ( shnaydn ), שערן ( shern )
to cut out fabric to specific lengths and shapes to make clothes
to separate from prior association
computing: to remove and place in memory
to enter a queue in a wrong place
կտրել (hy) ( ktrel ) Bengali:
কাটা (bn) ( kaṭa ) Bulgarian:
орязвам (bg) ( orjazvam ) Danish:
skære , (da) , beskære nedsætte Dutch:
snijden in, (nl) verminderen (nl) Finnish:
leikata (fi) French:
réduire (fr) German:
beschneiden (de) Greek:
κόβω (el) ( kóvo ), μειώνω (el) ( meióno ) Hungarian:
csökkent (hu) Icelandic:
skera niður Japanese:
減らす (ja) ( へらす, herasu ), 削減する (ja) ( さくげんする, sakugen suru ) Portuguese:
diminuir , (pt) reduzir (pt) Romanian:
diminua , (ro) reduce (ro) Russian:
уреза́ть (ru) impf ( urezátʹ ), уре́зать (ru) pf ( urézatʹ ) Scottish Gaelic:
recortar (es) Swedish:
skära (sv) Thai: ตัด (th) ( dtàt ), ทอน (th) ( tɔɔn ), ลด (th) ( lót )
to form or shape by cutting
to intersect dividing into half
in cricket, to make the ball spin sideways
colloquial, not to attend a class
to change direction suddenly
to divide a pack of playing cards
Translations to be checked
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, (please verify) nudin , (please verify) gunban ( (please verify) banyin Guwal), , (please verify) jalnggan ( (please verify) bubaman Jalnguy) Esperanto:
, (please verify) tranĉi (please verify) fasoni Indonesian:
, (please verify) potong (id) , (please verify) kerat (id) , (please verify) iris (id) (please verify) memotong (id) Romanian:
(please verify) croi (ro) Serbo-Croatian:
Roman: , (please verify) rezati (sh) , (please verify) iseći , (please verify) rez (sh) , (please verify) spustiti (sh) , (please verify) sniziti (sh) (please verify) pobeći Telugu: (1,2), (please verify) కోయు (te) ( kōyu ) (3), (please verify) తెంచు (te) ( teñcu ) (6), (please verify) కోత వేయు ( kōta vēyu ) (8) (please verify) ఖండించుకొను ( khaṇḍiñcukonu )
cut ( comparative , more cut superlative )
( participial adjective ) Having been cut.
Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
( of a gem ) Carved into a shape; not raw.
(Can we clean up ( this sense?) +) ( cricket , of a shot ) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
( bodybuilding ) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
, Steve Holman, “Christian Conquers Columbus”, in 1988 , Ironman : 47 (6): 28-34 Or how 'bout Shane DiMora? Could he possibly get rip-roaring cut this time around? , Bill Geiger, “6-pack Abs in 9 Weeks”, in 2010 Reps!, : 17:106 That's the premise of the overload principle, and it must be applied, even to ab training, if you're going to develop a cut, ripped midsection.
( informal ) Circumcised or having been the subject of female genital mutilation.
( Australia , New Zealand , slang ) Emotionally hurt. ( slang , New Zealand , formerly UK ) Intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol.  Synonyms: see Thesaurus: drunk
having been cut
কাট ( kat ) Danish:
skåret (da) Dutch:
gesneden (nl) Finnish:
leikattu (fi) French:
coupé , (fr) coupée , (fr) coupés , (fr) coupées (fr) German:
geschnitten (de) Greek:
κομμένος (el) ( komménos ) Hebrew:
חתוך ( khatúkh ) Italian:
tagliato (it) , m ritagliato (it) , m accorciato (it) , m ridotto (it) m Kashmiri:
ژۆٹمُت ( ċoṭmut ) Malay:
putus , (ms) terpotong Old English:
gesniden (ang) Old Saxon:
cortado (pt) Romanian:
tăiat (ro) Russian:
ре́заный (ru) ( rézanyj ), наре́заный ( narézanyj ), поре́заный ( porézanyj ), разре́заный ( razrézanyj ) Spanish:
cortado (es) Swedish:
klippt , (sv) skuren (sv) Turkish:
kesik (tr) Vietnamese: cắt (vi)
of a gem, carved into a shape
cricket: played with a horizontal bat
bodybuilding: having individual groups of muscle fibers stand out
intoxicated as a result of drugs or alcohol
cut ( , countable and uncountable plural )
cuts A cut (graph theory sense) in a graph with five vertices, which partitioned it into two subgroups (one with white vertices and another with black vertices). The act of
He made a fine cut with his sword. The
result of cutting.
a smooth or clear cut An opening resulting from cutting; an
incision or wound.
Look at this cut on my finger! A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a furrow; a groove.
a cut for a railroad , 1603 Richard Knolles, The Generall Historie of the Turkes,, London: [ … ] [ … ] Adam Islip, : →OCLC which great cut or ditch Sesostris [… ] purposed to have made a great deale wider and deeper. An artificial navigation channel as distinguished from a navigable river. A
share or portion of profits.
The bank robbers disbanded after everyone got their cut of the money. 2022 April 6, Andrew R. Chow, “Inside Epic's Unreal Engine 5”, in Time :  Starting today, UE5 is free to download and use, with Epic taking a 5% cut on products created with it only after they earn over $1 million in gross revenue. A
Antonym: hike ( used in same contexts ); increase The boss took a 5% pay cut.
( cricket ) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
( cricket ) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
( sports ) In lawn tennis, etc., a slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin thus given to the ball.
( golf ) In a strokeplay competition, the early elimination of those players who have not then attained a preannounced score, so that the rest of the competition is less pressed for time and more entertaining for spectators.
( especially theater , film ) A passage omitted or to be omitted from a play, movie script, speech, etc.
The director asked the cast to note down the following cuts.
( film ) A particular version or edit of a film.
the director's cut
( card games ) The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
The player next to the dealer makes a cut by placing the bottom half on top.
( card games ) The card obtained by dividing the pack. The
manner or style in which a garment or an article of clothing is fashioned.
I like the cut of that suit. c. (date written), 1598–1600 William Shakespeare, “ As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies ( [ … ] First Folio), London: [ … ] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed, published [ward ] Blount 1623, , [Act II, scene vii]: →OCLC with eyes severe and beard of formal cut A
slab or slice, especially of meat.
That’s our finest cut of meat.
( fencing ) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point. A deliberate
snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
, 1819 Washington Irving, : ( Rip Van Winkle ) : Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, showed his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut indeed. An
unkind act; a cruelty.
( slang ) An insult
1966-1969, Lou Sullivan, personal diary, quoted in 2019, Ellis Martin, Zach Ozma (editors), We Both Laughed In Pleasure
We got out & there was a group of boppers, bout 25 of 'm in a group. They started yellin cuts, "queer" seemed to be the favorite they all began chanting it. "Hey, yer not gonna serve those queers, are ya Howie?" A definable part, such as an individual
song, of a recording, particularly of commercial records, audio tapes, CDs, etc.
The drummer on the last cut of their CD is not identified. , 1975 Billboard, volume 87, number 24, page 50: Best cuts: "The Evil Dude," "Kung Fu, Too!" "Mama Love," "New Orleans" (with a punchy vocal by Teresa Brewer).
( archaeology ) A truncation, a context that represents a moment in time when other archaeological deposits were removed for the creation of some feature such as a ditch or pit. A
( graph theory ) The partition of a graph’s vertices into two subgroups.
( rail transport ) A string of railway cars coupled together, shorter than a train.
June, “Talking of Trains: The new Margam yard”, in 1960 Trains Illustrated, page 323: The shunter has a lightweight portable radio transmitter by which, as he uncouples an incoming train into cuts for marshalling, he informs the Traffic Office of the number of wagons in each cut and its siding; [...]. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving.
a book illustrated with fine cuts
( obsolete ) A common workhorse; a gelding.
, 1613–1614 William Shakespeare, John Fletcher, “ The Two Noble Kinsmen.”, in , [part 2], London: Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. [ … ] [ … ] J [ohn ] Macock [and H. Hills ], for John Martyn, Henry Herringman, and Richard Marriot, published 1679, , Act III, scene iv, →OCLC page , column 2: 436 He's buy me a whit Cut, forth for to ride
( slang , dated ) The failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise. A
skein of yarn.
, 1632 North Riding Record: Two women for stealing 30 cuttes of linen yarn.
( slang , uncountable ) That which is used to dilute or adulterate a recreational drug.
Synonym: mix Don't buy his coke: it's full of cut.
( fashion ) A notch shaved into an eyebrow.
( bodybuilding ) A time period when one attempts to lose fat while retaining muscle mass.
( slang ) A hidden, secluded , or secure place.
2008 March 9, David Simon, “ ”, in -30- , season 5, episode The Wire 10 (television production), spoken by Slim Charles (Anwan Glover), via HBO: You don't mind me askin', why you want to sell? I mean, even from inside here, you can take a slice for just layin' in the cut.
2010 April 14, Wiz Khalifa, “In the Cut”, in Kush & Orange Juice :  In the cut, in the cut, rolling doobies up
, Honey Cocaine, 2012 In The Cut: Bitch I'm out, catch me chillin' in the cut. Me and my homies swag it out in the cut. It's a party going down in the cut.
, Drake (lyrics and music), “Summer Sixteen"”: 2016 Famous as fuck, but I’m still in the cut when they round up the troops.
2021, Redferrin, "Stuck":
She got me stuck. Like a truck, deep mud, deep ruts, way out in the cut. She got me stuck. Even four-wheel drive won't work this time, yeah. 2023 January 9th, Santana Hannah, in JOLLY, " Brits try REAL Southern Fried Chicken for the first time!", YouTube, 11:27:
We're off the beaten path from River Street downtown. So, it's, we're back here in the cut. ( chemical engineering , petrochemistry ) The range of temperatures used to distill a particular mixture of hydrocarbons from crude oil.
opening resulting from cutting
tãljiturã f Bulgarian:
разрез (bg) m ( razrez ) Catalan:
tall (ca) m Danish:
snitsår , n skramme c Dutch:
snee (nl) , f snijwond (nl) f ( wound ) Finnish:
haava , (fi) viilto , (fi) viiltohaava French:
coupure (fr) , f entaille (fr) f Galician:
corte (gl) m German:
Schnitt (de) m Greek:
κόψιμο (el) n ( kópsimo ), τομή (el) f ( tomí )
Ancient Greek: τομή f ( tomḗ ) Hebrew:
חתך (he) m ( khétekh ) Icelandic:
skurður (is) m Italian:
taglio (it) , m incisione (it) f Kabuverdianu:
, kórti kórte Kurdish:
Central Kurdish: برین ( brîn ) Maori:
skaleczenie (pl) , n rozcięcie n Portuguese:
corte (pt) m Romanian:
tăietură (ro) , f incizie (ro) f Russian:
поре́з (ru) m ( poréz ) ( wound ), разре́з (ru) m ( razréz ) Scottish Gaelic:
gearradh m Spanish:
corte (es) m Sundanese:
skärsår (sv) n Tagalog:
kesik (tr) Zazaki: değiz
notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging
in cricket, batsman's shot played with a swinging motion
in cricket, sideways movement of the ball through the air
lawn tennis: slanting stroke; resulting spin
golf: early elimination of worse performers
theatre: passage omitted or to be omitted from a play
cinema: particular version or edit of a film
act of dividing a deck of playing cards
manner or style a garment is fashioned in
fencing: attack made with a chopping motion of the blade
definable part of a music recording
partition of a graph’s vertices into two subgroups
string of railway cars coupled together
engraved block or plate; the impression from such an engraving
failure of a college officer or student to be present at any appointed exercise
skein of yarn
— see skein
slang: that which is used to dilute or adulterate a recreational drug
fashion: notch shaved into an eyebrow
bodybuilding: time period when one tries to lose fat while retaining muscle mass
Translations to be checked
( film and television ) An instruction to cease recording.
nut-cut ( probably etymologically unrelated? )